Oregon Wrongful Death Attorney
Most Oregon wrongful death claims involve working with insurance adjusters or attorneys hired by the insurance industry. It’s essential to understand the process before talking with the insurance company.
Our safety in the community is largely dependent upon the actions of others. We depend on others to act safely when they drive, perform medical procedures, prepare food, or develop and manufacture products. When an individual or corporation acts unsafely and causes someone’s death, they are responsible for the harm caused. Although the loss of a loved one can never be fully compensated for, wrongful death attorneys in Oregon can help families get back on stable financial ground and increase safety in the community by holding people accountable so the same set of circumstances don’t happen to someone else.
An Oregon wrongful death claim is essentially a negligence personal injury claim that has resulted in a death. Our attorneys see numerous unsafe and negligent acts that lead to wrongful death claims. The following is a list of common causes of wrongful death claims our attorneys see:
- Auto and Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Semi-Truck and Tractor-Trailer Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bar and Tavern Liability
- Defective Products
A wrongful death lawsuit can never compensate for the loss of a loved one, but it can assist with the expenses families face and the loss of income they will face in the future. A wrongful death claim also acknowledges the physical pain, loss of companionship, and loss of parental guidance. Our lawyers work to help families recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of future wages and financial support
- Physical pain prior to death
- Lost companionship
- Mental anguish
- Funeral expenses
Our lawyers recommend contacting an attorney as soon as possible if you think you have claim. It is important for wrongful death attorneys to collect and preserve evidence as soon as possible. Each case and investigation is different. Some cases are simple and don’t require an extensive investigation. Other cases can require our wrongful death lawyers in Oregon to work with numerous experts in different fields across the United States. The earlier our attorneys can begin their investigation, the more comprehensive the investigation will be.
An essential element of a wrongful death claim is to make the community safer by preventing the event or incident from occurring again and harming others.
Wrongful death claims in Oregon have a three-year statute of limitations. This means that you or your lawyer must settle your claim or file a lawsuit within three years from the incident. It is very important to note that there may be other time deadlines involved with your case. We strongly recommend talking with an Oregon wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to learn about important time deadlines that may apply to your case. The earlier you contact a lawyer, the better they can represent you and your family.
If you have any questions please feel to call one of our wrongful death lawyers. Our attorneys take wrongful death cases across the state of Oregon. There is no charge for our time to discuss a potential claim. We offer percentage fee agreements on most cases. Attorney fees are only charged when the claim is successfully resolved.
Call 877-928-9147 or contact us for a free consultation today!